New England could get a huge piece of their championship puzzle back in the rotation very soon.
Rob Gronkowski recently assured reporters that he has encountered no setbacks in his surgically repaired knee, but the New England Patriots tight end has been unwilling to put a timetable on his return to game action.
According to NFL Media’s Albert Breer, the goal is for Gronkowski to be on the field for the season opener at Miami.
Gronkowski’s rehab has been a lot smoother than last offseason’s. The Patriots aren’t going to take any risks, though. Gronkowski will spend a portion of the next month rehabbing near Foxboro.
It’s possible that Gronk’s knee will be ready for the start of training camp in late July, Breer reported on Friday’s edition of NFL Total Access, but the Patriots won’t do anything to jeopardize his chances of being ready for Week 1.
After listening to the past month’s manufactured debate that he is no longer an elite quarterback, a hyper-motivated Tom Brady has to be ecstatic that his difference-making go-to target is on track toresume NFL dominance in September.